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Review: Premeditated Mortar


Title: Premeditated Mortar

Series: Fixer-Upper Mystery #8

Author: Kate Carlisle

Release Date: December 1, 2020

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: Shannon Hammer is about to embark on one of the biggest projects of her career. Her best friend Jane Hennessey has purchased one wing of the Gables, formerly the old state insane asylum, located on a bucolic hillside two miles northeast of Lighthouse Cove. Jane plans to turn her section into a small luxury hotel complete with twenty ocean-view rooms, a spa, and a restaurant.


Shannon is raring to get started on the enormous project and is shocked when a group of unruly protesters shows up at the groundbreaking ceremony and wreaks havoc. She’s even more freaked-out when someone pushes her into a pit of bricks in a closed-off room of the asylum. Despite her close call, Shannon wants nothing more than to get back to work . . . until she finds a body not far from where she was pushed. Now Shannon is determined to get to the bottom of the goings-on at the Gables even if it kills her. . . .


My Review: This was another fantastic mystery in the series! The setting for this one was creepy than others in the past and that really added to the overall spooky vibe of the book. I love the history that was included in the book as well. The setting of the town, as well as the asylum are very well done and well described without going overboard. I love the characters in this series already but they just keep getting better! The mystery was well done and I really enjoyed this book! Looking forward to seeing where the characters go from here!


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*